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  1. Thread: Not Happy

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    Or Halloween..When we leave the EU....err Maybe...

    Or Halloween..When we leave the EU....err Maybe ...who knows :)
  2. Thread: Not Happy

    by Timbuck
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    I already have a wall full of rejects ..I don't...

    I already have a wall full of rejects ..I don't need any more.:(
  3. Thread: Not Happy

    by Timbuck
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    Not Happy

    I'm struggling with a soprano that is giving me problems it hasn't gone together as it should (My fault I suppose :( ).. The tone and playability is great but! the sound hole is off centre and the...
  4. Don't do it !! it takes a life time to aquire...

    Don't do it !! it takes a life time to aquire you tools like that....In no time at all your daughter will be grown up and married off before you know it.
    (Talking from experience my little girl is...
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    Another one completed

    Finaly got this one finished it's the last one i'm making with binding co's I struggle with it these days...It plays great and sounds great .
    Koa body, Sapele neck, Ebony fretboard, Ox bone nut and...
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    I had a look on Facebook John..Found four Tom...

    I had a look on Facebook John..Found four Tom Dougan's..non looked like apprentice material.:(
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    How long would it be after my demise? After I had...

    How long would it be after my demise? After I had trained struggled and advised some young keen lad named (Tom Dougan) ( name I picked from the air)
    to build ukuleles that look just the same as...
  8. Thread: Latest New Toy

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    Try making some nuts and bolts using the screw...

    Try making some nuts and bolts using the screw cutting gears ..that should give you a bit of fun..Or misery......It all starts with the cutting tools being on the centre line of the work piece if...
  9. Thread: Latest New Toy

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    The drums are there for repair....That's what...

    The drums are there for repair....That's what Mike does for a living..He makes , repairs and plays drums.
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    This came with the new lathe

    NO ! i'm not going to use this one.

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    Don't worry about passing on knowledge Pete...If...

    Don't worry about passing on knowledge Pete...If any youngsters out there want to learn something...They will ! :)

    I hear babies cry
    I watch them grow
    They'll learn much more
    Than I'll never...
  12. Thread: Latest New Toy

    by Timbuck
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    Latest New Toy

    This is a Sealey SM27 lathe I got on eBay at a bargain price.
    It's mainly used by my Son Mike..But! I have a few ideas for it :)
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    Titch ..I notice that your builds are getting...

    Titch ..I notice that your builds are getting more professional looking lately.. Have you bought some more tools ? :)
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    I improved my fret installation methods and now I...

    I improved my fret installation methods and now I don't need to level and crown anymore..just a light dress and polish required.
  15. Thread: Vita Uke

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    Sorry Rodney...I read it wrong... apologies...

    Sorry Rodney...I read it wrong... apologies ....so it's 3 inch-spacing. I must go for an eye test.
  16. Thread: Vita Uke

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    go back to the first drawing it shows the back...

    go back to the first drawing it shows the back bracing pitch at 3 inch from the base then 6 inch to the middle brace this only leaves 5/8 inch to the neck joint. Dunnit?
  17. Thread: Vita Uke

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    Yes! but what length is the body 9 5/8" can't be...

    Yes! but what length is the body 9 5/8" can't be right...can it ?
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    Yes I do before bending... it saves a lot of...

    Yes I do before bending... it saves a lot of sanding on the radius dish.
  19. Thread: Vita Uke

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    The last time I ruined a uke was due to me not...

    The last time I ruined a uke was due to me not being happy with the binding..so I decided to rout out the binding and start again...And then the binding just shattered taking away chunks of the uke...
  20. Thread: Vita Uke

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    There is something wrong with the 9 5/8"...

    There is something wrong with the 9 5/8" measument at the top... it should be longer I think.
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    What fret number at the body join Gerardg ?

    What fret number at the body join Gerardg ?
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    Whats the point Ciites

    Why do they bother trying to save all these vunerable species of lumber by passing laws that restrict the sale of indiginous South Amercan mahogany etc: when this sort of thing is going on....
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    Having answered the UPS on line questionair form,...

    Having answered the UPS on line questionair form, describing what it was and what it was made from..I still get phone calls from UPS to confirm what it is, and what it is made from...Last month they...
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    Hi James....The only info I can find is 17/16"...

    Hi James....The only info I can find is 17/16" nut width... 13 9/16" scale length..20 1/8" overall length..16 frets and 12 frets to body...There are loads of pic's of the HP 1 in Koa and Mahogany on...
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    Yes John I only bound the top on that one ...I...

    Yes John I only bound the top on that one ...I find the binding operation to be a bit of a struggle these days. So from now on i wont be binding any more.
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